ISLAND - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISLAND News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215010-68/taiwan-plane-agency-crashed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215010-68/taiwan-plane-agency-crashed.html.csp">Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH JENNINGS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T19:25:39.244-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taipei, Taiwan • A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said. The plane was arriving from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. Two people aboard the plane were French citizens and the rest Taiwanese, Tra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150102014-07-23T19:25:39.244-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T19:25:39.244-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215010@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:39 MDT Puerto Rico utility’s finances spark concern http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58195951-79/debt-puerto-rico-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58195951-79/debt-puerto-rico-company.html.csp">Puerto Rico utility’s finances spark concern</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA COTO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:07:01.694-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Juan, Puerto Rico • U.S. investors on Thursday pressed Puerto Rico government officials about the financial health of the island’s power company amid fears it might soon seek to restructure millions of dollars in debt. The questions came after a nearly two-hour webcast in which officials sought to reassure investors and update them on steps being taken to stabilize the U.S. territory’s economy and generate additional revenue for its government. It was the first webcast held since Gov. Alejan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581959512014-07-17T18:07:01.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:07:01.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195951@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:07:01 MDT Strike by N.Y. commuter rail workers averted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195473-68/strike-workers-cuomo-rail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195473-68/strike-workers-cuomo-rail.html.csp">Strike by N.Y. commuter rail workers averted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN and RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation’s largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally got involved in the final hours of the negotiations, gives Long Island Rail Road workers a 17 percent pay raise over six and a half years but requires them to contribute to their health care costs for the first ti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954732014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195473@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:03:02 MDT Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp">Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN and RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 12:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A tentative agreement was announced Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation’s largest commuter railroad. “It’s my pleasure to announce today that we have settled a four-year dispute dealing with the Long Island Rail Road labor unions,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally guided the negotiations in the closing hours, announced at a news conference. Eight unions representing 5,400 LIRR workers had threatened to strike this weekend unless an agreement was reached. The worker...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581946652014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194665@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:13:16 MDT Talks resume as weekend N.Y. rail strike looms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190278-68/mta-sides-strike-island.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190278-68/mta-sides-strike-island.html.csp">Talks resume as weekend N.Y. rail strike looms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:18:22.949-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mineola, N.Y. • Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation’s largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New York City. “We must do everything we can to prevent Long Islanders from being held hostage by a strike that would damage the regional economy and be highly disruptive for commuters,” Cuomo said in a statement Wed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581902782014-07-16T16:18:22.949-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T16:18:22.949-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190278@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:18:22 MDT Gap between rich, poor more apparent in Hamptons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177208-68/hamptons-southampton-rich-gap.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177208-68/hamptons-southampton-rich-gap.html.csp">Gap between rich, poor more apparent in Hamptons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T21:02:03.887-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Southampton, N.Y. • This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman’s special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. But Southampton, with its privet hedges, pristine beaches and some estates costing tens of millions, also is where 40 percent of children get free or reduced school lunches, where a food pantry serves up to 400 clients a month and where some doctors and nurses share homes owned by the local hospit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177208@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:02:03 MDT Thousands appear for NYC firefighter’s funeral http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169740-68/firefighter-firefighters-funeral-thousands.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169740-68/firefighter-firefighters-funeral-thousands.html.csp">Thousands appear for NYC firefighter’s funeral</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:42:16.108-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Thousands of firefighters from across the country have descended upon a narrow New York City avenue for the funeral of a fallen fire lieutenant. Firefighters from St. Louis; Philadelphia; Boston; Monroe, Connecticut; and elsewhere lined up in uniform Thursday on Staten Island to honor Gordon “Matt” Ambelas (am-BEHL’-ihs). Mayor Bill de Blasio is to deliver a eulogy at the small church on Staten Island. The 14-year Fire Department of New York veteran died Saturday night from smoke inha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581697402014-07-10T09:42:16.108-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T09:42:16.108-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:42:16 MDT Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58151667-68/island-north-saturday-storm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58151667-68/island-north-saturday-storm.html.csp">Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMERY P. DALESIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T11:30:01.939-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manteo, N.C. • Businesses on two of North Carolina’s barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada. Arthur was downgraded to a tropical storm early Saturday, but its near-hurricane strength winds delivered a powerful hit to Canada’s maritime provinces after brushing past the precariously exposed Outer Banks on the Fourth of July, causing far less damage than feared. Nova Scotia Powe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58151667@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:30:01 MDT No more free tickets for Puerto Rico’s elderly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149658-79/puerto-rico-elderly-free.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149658-79/puerto-rico-elderly-free.html.csp">No more free tickets for Puerto Rico’s elderly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA COTO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T12:27:01.904-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 12:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Juan, Puerto Rico • A night at the theater — or an afternoon of baseball — will now take a bigger chunk of cash from the pockets of Puerto Rico’s elderly. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Thursday signed a law that eliminates mandatory free passes to people 75 or older during events at public installations. It also raises the age at which people get a 50 percent discount — to 65 from 60. Puerto Rico’s entertainment industry had been pushing for changes to the 1985 law, arguing that so many e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581496582014-07-04T12:27:01.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T12:27:01.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149658@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:27:01 MDT Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142443-68/storm-north-hurricane-carolina.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142443-68/storm-north-hurricane-carolina.html.csp">Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SMITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T16:48:20.802-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charleston, S.C. • As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and had officials, hotel owners and would-be vacationers as far north as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142443@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:48:20 MDT Pelicans’ northerly nesting grounds shrinking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126753-68/lake-pelicans-island-nesting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126753-68/lake-pelicans-island-nesting.html.csp">Pelicans’ northerly nesting grounds shrinking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES MacPHERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:16:15.428-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bismarck, N.D. • Rising lake levels are swallowing American white pelicans’ nesting grounds at a guano-rich island in central North Dakota known as North America’s largest refuge for the big-billed birds, federal wildlife officials said. About 30,000 pelicans returned to 4,385-acre Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge this year to find water had gobbled several acres of their main nesting island, creating increasingly cramped conditions for the giant birds, among the largest in North America. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126753@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:16:15 MDT In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112900-68/taiwan-china-island-protests.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112900-68/taiwan-china-island-protests.html.csp">In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH JENNINGS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T08:20:37.1-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 08:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taipei, Taiwan • China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties with the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. Protests in Taipei had set back relations earlier this year — and Zhang Zhijun had to go around scores of anti-China demonstrators to enter a hotel for the talks — but he said he was very happy to be the first Taiwan Affairs Office minister to visit the island. “To reach Taiwan from Beijing I flew three hours, but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58112900@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:20:37 MDT Fed chief says Puerto Rico needs economic action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58110299-79/puerto-rico-dudley-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58110299-79/puerto-rico-dudley-government.html.csp">Fed chief says Puerto Rico needs economic action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA COTO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T18:01:02.115-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 06:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Juan, Puerto Rico • Puerto Rico’s government needs to move quickly to adopt measures to help pull the island out of a nearly decade-long economic slump, the president of New York’s Federal Reserve Bank said Tuesday. William Dudley said during a visit to Puerto Rico that the New York Fed is working on a report that will analyze the U.S. territory’s fiscal health. He said Puerto Rico should aim to lower its debt, reform its tax system and strengthen labor market incentives, among other things....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581102992014-06-24T18:01:02.115-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-24T18:01:02.115-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58110299@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:01:02 MDT Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078654-79/cuban-embargo-cuba-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078654-79/cuban-embargo-cuba-americans.html.csp">Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T10:07:01.517-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • For the first time, a majority of Cuban-Americans surveyed in Miami said they support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, according to a poll released Tuesday by Florida International University. Even more support resuming diplomatic relations with the communist island’s government. Polls conducted by the university over the years have marked a steady evolution of Cuban-American views. Just a decade ago, electoral success in Miami hinged in part on candidates’ support for the embargo. Ma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580786542014-06-17T10:07:01.517-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T10:07:01.517-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078654@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:07:01 MDT Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011912-68/lava-astronauts-hawaii-island.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011912-68/lava-astronauts-hawaii-island.html.csp">Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AUDREY McAVOY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T15:46:01.663-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 03:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island’s lunar landscapes. Now, decades-old photos are surfacing of astronauts scooping up Hawaii’s soil and riding across volcanic fields in a “moon buggy” vehicle. The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, a Hawaii state agency, is displaying the photos at its Hilo headquarters. Rob Kelso, the agency’s executive director, found the images at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011912@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 15:46:01 MDT